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NY Army National Guard Specialist from Pittsford dies overseas

New York Army National Guard Specialist Joseph Nelk (Photo: New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs)

Pittsford, N.Y. – A New York Army National Guard Specialist from Pittsford has died from natural causes while serving overseas.

Specialist Joseph J. Nelk, 21, passed away Sunday. He was deployed in Ukraine, supporting the 7th Army Training Command’s Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.

Nelk enlisted in the New York Army National Guard in 2015 and had earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

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